A List of All Changes in the October 2012 Cumulative Update


The October 2012 Cumulative Update for SharePoint is out and Microsoft continues to release the list of changes in so many fragments that it is nearly impossible to answer the simple question of what has changed. So, I’ve tried to pull all of the October changes into a single place, like I did back in August. That is, I’ll try to anyway.  Microsoft seems to be have made finding out what all is in this CU as complicated as possible this time around.  I’ve include all of the links I could find and perhaps they will point the way to the answer whenever there are gaps in the information.

SharePoint Foundation 2010

The official link for the SharePoint 2010 Foundation October 2012 rollup is now available at knowledge base article 2687566.

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  • The data in a column is lost from a SharePoint list when you publish an InfoPath form to multiple form libraries and the form contains some new promoted fields. When you try to promote the data back to the list by using the Relink option on the document library, the data does not come back to the list.

Note The Relink option will promote the data from the forms back to the SharePoint list in SharePoint 2010.

  • Assume that you create and save a survey list in a site collection inside a Web application, and that you save the site as a template. When you create a new site in the same site collection by using the custom template that is saved previously, the previous options of the survey list are not preserved. For example, the Show user names in survey results? and Respond to the survey options are not preserved.
  • Assume that you programmatically create a custom list that has a custom calendar view that specifies each title of its calendar columns during the activation of a custom feature. You create a List View Web Part in the home page of the current site that points to the custom list, and apply the custom calendar view to the List View Web Part by using the ListViewXml property. When you edit the current view of the List View Web Part in the site home page, the titles of the calendar columns are not retrieved.
  • This hotfix package adds the new SPDatabase.MultiSubnetFailover property. This property should be set to True in order to pass the MultiSubnetFailover=True parameter in the SQL connection string for databases that are part of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups.
  • Assume that you create a Web application by using a custom site template and a list template together with the <ListTemplate /> element and BaseType=1 in the Onet.xml file in SharePoint 2010. When you try to create a document library by using the custom template, the custom document library template in the Silverlight window is not available.
  • Assume that you have the “Fabulous 40” templates installed on a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 farm. When you create a site by using different templates from the “Fabulous 40” after you upgrade SharePoint 2007 to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, the Web Part displays the following error message:

Web Part Error: An error occurred while setting the value of this property: Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.DataFormWebPart:ListName – Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.

  • When you change the Sealed attribute to true for an Out of Box (OOB) Field, such as the “Title” field, you cannot change it back. The title field will be stored in the content database forever, and it will overwrite the behavior for every SharePoint list.

Note Users should not be allowed to set the Sealed attribute.

  • Consider the following scenario:?You create a source site collection that contains more than one file that is greater than 10 megabytes (MB) in SharePoint Server 2010.
    • You create an empty destination site collection inside a Web application.
    • You enable incoming jobs and disable the requirement for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) in the Central Administration site.
    • You create a new content deployment path and job in order to synchronize content between the source and destination farm.
    • You run the content deployment job.

In this scenario, the content deployment job cannot delete all the .cab files from the TEMP location during the import phase.

  • When you upload an Office document that has a corrupted header to a document library that defines at least one Managed MetaDatacolumn in SharePoint Server 2010, the document is uploaded as a 0 kilobyte (KB) file in the database. Additionally, there is no error message to indicate that the file content is gone forever.
  • When you set a personal regional setting on a blog site by changing the user’s time zone to a different value than the web time zone value in SharePoint 2010, the posts that are created and submitted from Microsoft Word show an incorrect publish time.
  • Assume that you create a site collection inside a Web application in SharePoint 2010. When you create a List View Web Part with grouping and aggregations (such as Totals) in the Agenda list in a new Basic Meeting Workspace, the view does not show the values for Totals. Additionally, an empty line appears where the aggregated value should be.
  • Assume that you create a list item in a list in the root page of the site collection inside a Web application. You add a list of files to the list item, and you leave the “Title” field blank. When you submit the form, the list of selected files for the attachment is cleared without notifying the user. Additionally, the form is refreshed together with the following validation error message:

You must specify a value for this required field.

Note Any files that were previously attached to the list item are not affected.

  • Considering the following scenario:
    • You develop an event receiver that implements a WorkflowCompleted event.
    • You deployed the event receiver to a site collection, and you associate the event receiver to a list.
    • You create a new content deployment path and job from this team site to a destination Web application.
    • You perform the content deployment through SharePoint 2010 Central Administration user interface.

In this scenario, the content deployment job fails. Additionally, you receive the following error message:

‘System.Xml.Schema.XmlSchemaValidationException: The ‘Type’ attribute is invalid – The value ‘WorkflowCompleted’ is invalid according to its datatype ‘urn:deployment-manifest-schema:SPEventReceiverType’ – The Enumeration constraint failed. —> System.Xml.Schema.XmlSchemaException: The Enumeration constraint failed.

  • Assume that you add some new documents as draft items in a document library in SharePoint 2010. You show the documents to people who have permissions to receive RSS feeds with links by clicking the Publish Major Version option. In this situation, only the approved items are sent in the RSS page to users. However, users can still browse to and view all the items in the list.

Note This issue does not occur in SharePoint Server 2007.

  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You create a survey list in a subsite of a site collection in SharePoint Server 2010.
    • You change the Web Part view for the survey list in the home page of the subsite to the Graphical Summary view.
    • You save the subsite as a template that contains this content.
    • You create a new subsite on a site collection by using the template.

In this scenario, the new subsite displays the questions and answers as text instead of as the Graphical Summary chart.

  • Considering the following scenario:
    • You deploy custom solutions to a SharePoint 2010 farm by using a .wsp file.
    • You create custom groups by activating the custom solutions.
    • You create a document library, and you upload a document to it.
    • You modify the document.

In this scenario, the custom groups are not displayed.

  • Assume that you have a subsite whose name contains a space. You connect the subsite task list to Outlook from the task list ribbon by starting the OOB workflow. In this situation, Outlook cannot open the task list from the ribbon. Additionally, you receive the following error message:

This task could not be updated at this time.

  • The Start and Due dates in the Gantt view are inaccurate by one day for sites that have a time zone west of Central Standard Time (UTC).

Note This problem does not affect other Project Tasks list views.

  • The date picker of the Gannt view always edits the first List View Web Part’s cell if a Web Part page has two or more List View Web Parts in Gannt View.
  • Assume that you create a new User Profile Service Application (UPA), and you configure the synchronous database to use SQL authentication by setting up a SharePoint farm as an administrator. In this situation, the UPA creation is successful, but the UPA synchronization service cannot start.

Note To resolve this issue, you must also apply the hotfix package in this article together with the following hotfix package:

2687545 Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (Coreserver-x-none.msp): October 30, 2012

  • Assume that you create a document whose file name contains a full-width space character in a document library. You create a list item that contains a link to the document. When you open the item in order to click the link, the link is inaccessible because the full-width space character is removed from the link.

Note To resolve this issue, you must also apply the hotfix package in this article together with the following hotfix packages:

2687619 Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (Coreserver-x-none.msp, Wosrv-x-none.msp): October 30, 2012
2687562 Description of the Office Web Apps hotfix package (Wacwfe-x-none.msp, Xlwacwfe-x-none.msp): October 30, 2012
2760391 Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (ems-x-none.msp, grs-x-none.msp, grs_hosted-x-none.msp): October 30, 2012

  • When you exclude a colon (:) from a lookup field of a list item in order to reference another item in a different list, you receive the following error message in a mobile list view:

Index was outside the bounds of the array.

  • Assume that you have a running Out of Box (OOB) workflow task (for example, an “Approval – SharePoint 2010,” “Collect Feedback – SharePoint 2010,” or “Publishing Approval” task). When a task assignee edits the workflow task (for example, by approving or rejecting the trial), the task is locked and cannot be recovered.

Note You must install this hotfix immediately after you install SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1.

Note To resolve this issue, you must also apply the hotfix package in this article together with the following hotfix package:

2687614 Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (Coreservermui-xx-xx.msp): October 30, 2012

SharePoint Server 2010

The official link for the SharePoint 2010 Server October 2012 rollup is now available at knowledge base article 2687564 and it includes all of the changes for Foundation, Project Server and for SharePoint Server.  For some reason, Microsoft gave this an official date of November 15th even though everything it contains is from the October 30th release.

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  • Consider the following scenario. You try to import pictures in a user profile from the Active Directory thumbnailPhoto attribute to the PictureURL attribute in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. You set up an import PictureURL mapping. Then, you perform a full synchronization in the SharePoint server. In this scenario, the pictures are not added to the user profile in the SharePoint server.

Note You can use following command to perform the import operation:

Update-SPProfilePhotoStore -CreateThumbnailsForImportedPhotos 1 -MySiteHostLocation http://<YourServerName>/my

  • The content-based query web part in the Document Center page no longer displays the document files in SharePoint Server 2010. This issue occurs when you are using an anonymous user for accessing the Document Center page.
  • You set a numeric value for a filter in a synchronization connection in SharePoint Server 2010. Then you save the filter. In this situation, you notice that the numeric value in the filter has unexpectedly increased when you view the filter again.

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  • Consider the following scenario. You display a Microsoft Word 2010 document in Silverlight. Then, you display the document as a Portable Network Graphics (PNG) file. You display the document in Silverlight again. In this scenario, the size of the document is different after you display the document as a PNG file.

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  • You save a formula that has “_xll” perpended to it in an Microsoft Excel client application. This formula prevents Excel Services from executing user-defined functions (UDF) correctly.

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  • Assume that you have two ranges of data that overlap a range address but from different worksheets. In Excel 2010, if you pass the two ranges of data to functions such as SUMIF, COUNTIF, and AVERAGEIF, the calculation produces inaccurate results.

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  • Assume that you have a running out-of-box (OOB) workflow task (for example, an “Approval – SharePoint 2010,” “Collect Feedback – SharePoint 2010,” or “Publishing Approval” task). When a task assignee edits the workflow task (for example, by approving or rejecting the trial), the task is locked and cannot be recovered.

Note You must install this hotfix immediately after you install SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1.

To resolve this issue, you must apply the hotfix package in this article together with the following hotfix package:

2687557 Description of the SharePoint Foundation 2010 hotfix package (Wss-x-none.msp): October 30, 2012

2760391

  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You create a document whose name contains a space in a SharePoint Server 2010 document library.
    • You add a link to the document to a list item.
    • You open the list item.

In this scenario, the space in the document name is removed from the link. Additionally, the link is broken when you click it.

Note To resolve this issue, you must apply the hotfix package that is described in this article together with the following hotfix packages:

2687619 Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (Coreserver-x-none.msp, Wosrv-x-none.msp): October 30, 2012
2687562 Description of the Office Web Apps hotfix package (Wacwfe-x-none.msp, Xlwacwfe-x-none.msp): October 30, 2012
2687557 Description of the SharePoint Foundation 2010 hotfix package (Wss-x-none.msp): October 30, 2012

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  • Assume that you add an image to image control on a publishing site that contains summary links as the page layout template. When you add a link to the image in Page Image control, the link cannot be removed.

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  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You create a workbook in Microsoft Excel 2013.
    • You bind a table in the workbook to an app for Office.
    • You save the workbook by using the .xlsb file format.
    • You open the workbook in Excel 2010.

In this scenario, Excel 2010 crashes.

Note To resolve this issue, you must apply the hotfix package that is described in this article together with the following hotfix package:

2687562 Description of the Office Web Apps hotfix package (Wacwfe-x-none.msp, Xlwacwfe-x-none.msp): October 30, 2012

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  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You configure Windows Internet Explorer 9 to use Windows Internet Explorer 9 browser mode.
    • You view a workbook that contains a table by using Windows Internet Explorer 9 and Excel Services in SharePoint Server 2010.
    • You click a filter in the table.

In this scenario, the context menu for the filter is not displayed.

Note To resolve this issue, you must apply this hotfix package together with the following hotfix package:

2687562 Description of the Office Web Apps hotfix package (Wacwfe-x-none.msp, Xlwacwfe-x-none.msp): October 30, 2012

2687544

  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You create an Analysis Services data source that points to a tabular database in a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services instance.
    • You use the data source to create an Analytic Grid report in a dashboard of PerformancePoint Services for SharePoint Server 2010.
    • You add a Top-10 filter and a multi-select filter to the Analytic Grid report in the dashboard.
    • You deploy the dashboard, and view it through a web browser.
    • You apply the Top-10 filter and multi-select filter to the Analytic Grid report.

In this scenario, you receive an error message that resembles the following:

Error running data source query.  Contact the administrator for more details.

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  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You create a form template in Microsoft InfoPath 2010.
    • You insert a repeating section in the form template.
    • You add a multiple-selection list control to the repeating section.
    • You publish the form template to a SharePoint Server 2010 server.
    • You try to open the form template by using a browser.

In this scenario, you cannot open the form template by using the browser, and you receive the following error message:

An unexpected error has occurred. Troubleshoot issues with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation.

2760395 (FAST Search Server for SharePoint)

  • Assume that you have a SharePoint Site that contains a SharePoint 2010 list in Hebrew. However, you cannot disable stemming. Therefore, when you perform an incremental crawl of a content source by using a specific Hebrew term, FAST Search returns results for different terms that have the same stem.

Update: 12/7/2012 – Microsoft finally released actual rollups for the above packages!  I’ve updated the links accordingly.

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